Spend Arbor Day at Lockerly Arboretum with special guest and environmental visionary Frederick Law Olmsted.
Surveyor, Seaman, Merchant, Farmer, Author, Abolitionist, World-traveler, Publisher, Creator.
Attend a dramatic presentation on the life of the father of Landscape Architecture who created cities out of the American wilderness and began a conservation movement still challenging the world today.
Frederick Law Olmsted, portrayed by actor and speaker Kirk Brown, will be at Lockerly on Arbor Day, Saturday, April 25 in the Rose Hill classroom. Registrations details coming soon!
A recipient of the "Green Achiever" Award from PLNA for advancing horticulture, Kirk R. Brown is Past President of GardenComm: The International Association of Garden Communicators and currently serves as National Outreach Coordinator for Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston SC.
Recently, his presentation of 'John Bartram, America's First Master Gardener,' won the first-ever Silver Award for Garden Communication, Live Performance.
He has served on committees and task forces for many of the national green industry trade associations. He appears on the speaking circuit as John Bartram, Frederick Law Olmsted and himself. His time travel earns him rave reviews and standing ovations from audiences. He teaches Landscape Design Schools in PA, NJ, MD and DC as well as course work in Environmental Studies in many states.
He has served as a judge of major exhibits for the Philadelphia Flower Show and been recognized with "Outstanding Design Awards" by PLNA, the Perennial Plant Association and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. He has also been recognized with a Pennsylvania Green Award by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Pennsylvania Green Commission.